Monday, May 14, 2012

Prattville Dragoons SCV Camp 1524 May Meeting

The Prattville Dragoons convened for their regularly scheduled monthly camp meeting at the Shoneys on Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville Thursday evening, May 10th.  Just prior to the start of the meeting proper, Happy Birthday was sung and a delicious chocolate cake was enjoyed in celebration of the 72nd birthday of Montgomery Semple Camp Commander Philip Davis. After the invocation by Chaplain Tom Snowden and the pledges to the flags led by Color Sgt. Larry Spears, introductions were made by Commander Chris Booth to include the ladies present, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Casey, Mrs. Thornton, and Mrs. Crowley.  Prospective new members present were David Lyle visiting from the Tallassee camp but residing in Prattville and Josh Thomas who signed up for information at the Prattville Cityfest.  Greg Meadows was presented a certificate of appreciation for himself and for the Prattville Progress for the outstanding coverage provided to the Dragoons especially for the recent Confederate Memorial Day program. Greg Meadows with WIQR was also recognized for running the radio spots in commemoration of Confederate History month in April and at the conclusion of the meeting he requested additional spots to highlight the parallels between the political climate of the 1850s and today to emphasize the plight of state's rights. Bob Bradley was also introduced prior to him delivering a great message entitled "The Name for the American War".  The Dragoons presented Mr. Bradley with a check for $500 for Confederate flag preservation at the Archives and he invited the Dragoons for a tour.  A half million dollars have been spent in the restoration and preservation of the 90 Confederate flags in the Archives collection, the third largest in the country. A report on the flag collection with descriptions can be found on the Alabama State Archives website.  Upcoming events were announced including the Alabama Division Annual Reunion June 8-10th; members of the Prattville Dragoons are planning on attending as votes for new Ammendments and new officers are scheduled.  The National Reunion is scheduled for July 11-14th in Murfreesboro TN. July 28th at Fort Dixie in Selma Gen. Forrest's Birthday Party will be celebrated which is an enjoyable event.  Monday June 4th, Jefferson Davis' birthday will be celebrated with cake at the First White House of the Confederacy.  Tickets for the annual Dixie Butt sale, the Dragoons annual fund raiser will be distributed next meeting and butts will be available the first of August.

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